I’m on my way home from a series of Springtime HPC conferences with boatload of new videos and interviews on the latest in high performance computing. Here are some notable items that may have not made it to the front page.
- Swiss HPC. We’ve got three days worth of presentations posted on everything from eScience to InfiniBand Adaptive Routing in the HPC Advisory Council Switzerland Conference Video Gallery.
- MIT Researcher wins 2015 Turing Award. Michael Stonebraker is being recognized for fundamental contributions to the concepts and practices underlying modern database systems. A pioneer in database systems architecture, Stonebreaker is the inventor of many concepts that were crucial to making databases a reality and that are used in almost all modern database systems. His work on INGRES introduced the notion of query modification, used for integrity constraints and views. His later work on Postgres introduced the object-relational model, effectively merging databases with abstract data types while keeping the database separate from the programming language.
- Deep Learning at GTC. The GPU Technology Conference was all about using accelerators with Deep Neural Nets. Our full coverage will show you how researchers are teaching machines to see, drive, recognize pictures, and understand human speech.
- Knights Landing at The Platform. Timothy Pricket Morgan has posted a deep dive on Intel Knights Landing, the bootable follow-on to Intel Xeon Phi that will power TOP500 systems in 2016 and beyond. Over at Forbes, Kurt Marko writes that Intel may be looking to target the device at Deep Learning, an application space that is dominated by GPUs today.
- Open Fabrics Everywhere. The OFS Developer’s Workshop featured three days of talks on Applications Performance, Non-Volatile Memory, and Systems-on-a-Chip (SoCs). Many of the talks are already posted in our Open Fabrics Video Gallery.
- India to install 73 Supercomputers. This week the government of India announced a seven year plan to bring supercomputing within the reach of the scientific and technology community in the country and provide “significant qualitative and quantitative improvement in research and development” in science and technology.
- Lenovo Embraces HPC. After acquiring the x86 server business from IBM last year, some of us were doubting whether the company was serious about high performance computing. Wonder no more; this week Lenovo opened an HPC Innovation Center in Stuttgart. They seem to be well on their way, as we have an exclusive video presentation on their installations of SuperMUC Phase 2, a machine that was once the fastest supercomputer in Europe.
- LUG Around the Corner. We won’t get to rest at home for long, as the 2015 Lustre User Group is coming up April 13-15 in Denver.